A Generic One-Pot Route to Acyclic Two-Coordinate Silylenes from Silicon(IV) Precursors: Synthesis and Structural Characterization of a Silylsilylene (pages 568–571)
Dr. Andrey V.
Protchenko, Dr. Andrew D. Schwarz, Matthew P. Blake, Prof. Cameron
Jones, Prof. Nikolas Kaltsoyannis, Prof. Philip Mountford and Prof.
Article first published online: 20 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201208554
This is an important discovery -- while stable cyclic silylenes are
known, this report describes the first stable acyclic silylene.
Molecules like this are likely going to be useful for surface
functionalization of all things silicon.